Sunday, March 15, 2015

One step closer to CASEY STONER!

March 15, 2015

This week has been really good!! 

The highlight for this week is finally breaking our streak... We found new investigators last night! 

We were having dinner with the Mckims and they told me to "man up" and go knock on Casey Stoners In-Laws house!  So we got up and walked down there and right as I was about to knock on the door, a man opened it and came out and started chatting with us!!   His name was Joni (pronounced yani) he was extremely friendly and open and apparently the missionaries have knocked on his door before. Obviously me being a MASSIVE Moto GP fan, I told him about my love affair with his son in law :0  HE is the BEST motorcycle rider in all of Australia!!!!  And, he is in the top 5 riders in the world!!!  He yelled inside to his wife and she came out with a SIGNED POSTER from him and I almost shed a tear (keep it together man).... hahaha!
  Anyways we chatted for a minute or two and then he asked us a question that caught me off guard a little.  He asked us how our relationship with Jesus was haha!  And then he started telling us all these stories about amazing miracles that he has seen in his life and how Jesus has pretty much chosen him to be a vessel of love and to share the knowledge that he has with everyone. He said that the key to being a disciple of Christ is by being completely submissive to His will and by being strictly obedient. He was a very devout Christian but he said that denomination's don't matter and as long as we follow Christ then we will be ok. We asked if we could say a prayer with him and we said he would love that so we said a prayer with him right there on his doorstep!!  After we finished praying he started offering a prayer as well and kept thanking God for everything in his life and also to bless us and that we would have success in our ministering. He invited us to come back and to talk to him and said we are welcome anytime! He is a rough diamond and is a little crazy on the outside,  but if we can teach him a little bit,  hopefully his eyes will be open a little more and he will be accepting of what we have to say.

Other than that incredible experience, this week has been pretty much normal, We had a fun bbq with the "country saints" that came in from all the outlying areas and we got to meet them and it was fun for Elder Rawlings cause he has served in some outlying areas so he knew a lot of the people.

We didn't get to teach David this week which sucked but we are hoping to go over either tonight or tomorrow. Bad news with Roy, his wife seems to be taking over and we haven't been able to meet with him for ages. We popped by his house this week and Tracy came out and said that they were leaving and didn't have anytime:/ not really what we needed cause we are already struggling with investigators.

I got some sweet pictures to send you!! I got a picture with one of the really nice Holden's so Dad and Drew can see the big bad muscle cars here in Australia, and to be honest I love them heaps more than any muscle car in the states....they sound soooooo mean!!

Anyways that's my week in a nutshell! I hope yous have had a good week! I have been praying for Sam and Drew every night so I really hope they are doing well!!   

Love you all so MUCH!!!!
Elder Barnett

These birds are crack up!! They poke there long as beaks in the ground and grab worms. They walk right up next to you!!! They are in all the parks and stuff and I can totally imagine Sam running around and trying to grab one hahahahahaha!



Me and the Holden R8. 325 kilowatts which is around 400 horsepowaaaaaa!!!
1.21 gigawatts!!! GREAT SCOTT!!! 

Some pups we are taking care of for a less active guy while he's in Queensland.
The dark one is a blue heeler and the other is a red heeler I think?
 The dark ones name is Jack and the other one is Mango

MY SALAD I MADE!! Tomatoes Cucumber Eggs and Cheese!! With a squirt of lime on top... 

-Elder Barnett

-PO Box 97 Marden, SA 5070 Australia

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